RZA Addresses Azealia Banks-Russell Crowe Incident


RZA took to social media on Thursday to break his silence on the fight that went down between Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe, last Saturday.

“Peace. Normally I don’t respond to negative social media attacks towards me. Yet in this case of Azealia Banks I’m compelled to respond,” he said, while giving his account of what happened in the actor’s suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel. “Firstly I only wish the best for her and any struggling artist in this complex industry. Azealia was brought to my attention while I was casting my next Film Coco. I heard the rumors of her problems in the industry but disregarded them with the rationality everyone is innocent until proven guilty. So my producer and I fought for her to be in the film and we succeeded.”

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Azealia Banks Files Police Report Against Russell Crowe After Hotel Fight


According to TMZ, Azealia Banks filed a police report with Beverly Hills PD Sunday afternoon, after she says Russell Crowe refused to apologize for a fight they got into on Saturday night.

The incident, in which she says the actor choked her and called her the N-word, took place at Russell’s room at a Beverly Hills Hotel – where he’d invited about 10 people to stop by for dinner and listen to music. RZA was one of the guests on the list, and he brought along Azealia as his plus one.

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K. Michelle And Azealia Banks Are Going On Tour Together


K. Michelle and Azealia Banks are going on tour. K took to Instagram to make the announcement that her and the “212” rapper will be embarking on the trek this fall.

“Let’s go #Rebels!” wrote K. Michelle. “I promised y’all a tour and this time around I’m bringing the super talented @AzealiaBanks with me! We’ll be hitting 20 cities this fall!”

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Azealia Banks Covers Playboy; Opens Up About Abusive Relationship, Talks Jay Z & More


Azealia Banks poses as Playboy magazine’s latest cover star. Pics from the shoot find the 23-year-old Harlem rapper posing it up with a pair of black cats, and in one, she’s seen having some fun in what looks to be a pool of milk.

During her chat with the mag, she opens up about the longest relationship she’s had, which she says was with an older man, “He was 43,” she said – and also revealed that the relationship eventually turned abusive. She also talks Jay Z and how she’d like to emulate his career, and shares that she was hesitant about posing for Playboy: No, I love getting naked,” she admitted.

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Iggy Azalea Responds To Q-Tip On Twitter


Iggy Azalea took to Twitter on Monday to respond to Q-Tip‘s lesson on the history of Hip Hop. Following Iggy and Azealia Banks‘ Twitter battle (which stemmed from Azealia’s Hot 97 interview), the Queens-born MC reached out to Iggy in what he expressed was “in the spirit of a hopeful healthy dialogue that maybe one day we can continue.”

After getting support from both will.i.am and Lupe Fiasco, Iggy first thanked the two of them, before addressing Q-Tip.

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Azealia Banks Sheds Tears While Talking The Appropriation Of Black Culture; Goes Off On T.I. & Iggy Azalea


Azealia Banks visited Hot 97 yesterday, where she opened up about everything from race and music in America, to her feelings about Iggy Azalea and T.I. And, where she’s been labeled an angry black woman – she’s giving some insight as to where that emotion is coming from. Check it out inside.

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New Music: Azealia Banks – “Heavy Metal And Reflective”


Azealia Banks is back with new music, titled “Heavy Metal and Reflective.” This song is the rapper’s first release since parting ways with her label Interscope. In response to all of the positive feedback she’s received on the track, Azealia tweeted; “This is only the beginning of the “BROKE WITH EXPENSIVE TASTE” ERA!!!!!!!!!!” Check out the high energy Lil Internet-produced cut inside.

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